Bucs DB trio get pay raise for 2022 season

Three Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive backs are getting a raise for the 2022 season, thanks to an NFL incentive rule.

Sean Murphy-Bunting, Jamel Dean and Mike Edwards will all earn $2.54 million next year and an increase of more than $1 million in salary for each player, according to The Athletic’s Greg Auman.

This comes through the NFL’s Proven Performance Escalator incentive, which rewards non-first-round picks who perform at a high level with extended playing time in the first three years of their rookie contract with a bump. financial during the last year of this agreement.

All three players were key in helping the Bucs win the Super Bowl in 2021, and Tampa Bay will want to keep them because they’re all set to hit free agency next offseason.

William M. Mayer